ACM People in the News 2019

2019 ACM Fellows in the News:

Arizona State University
Yale University
Northwestern University
University of Texas at Austin
China Today
University of Michigan
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Minnesota
Cornell University
Colorado State University
University of Sydney
University of California Santa Cruz
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Maryland
University of Virginia
Columbia University
University of Washington
Monash University
National Security Agency (NSA)
Texas A&M University
PTT News (China)

"Yoshua Bengio, Revered Architect of AI, Has Some Ideas about What to Build Next"
IEEE Spectrum, December 10, 2019
In an interview, 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Yoshua Bengio talks about the current state of deep learning; AI's efforts to replicate human intelligence; and meta-learing, among other topics.

"The Architect of Modern Algorithms"
Quanta Magazine, November 20, 2019
In an interview, 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Barbara Liskov says, “Designing something just powerful enough is an art.”

"UNC Charlotte Professor Earns Industry Honor"
University of North Carolina Charlotte, October 31, 2019
“With any award, recognition or promotion I get, I am hopeful it will improve the acceptance of more Latinx in computing,” says 2019 ACM Distinguished Member Manuel Pérez Quiñones.

"Online Voting a Bad Idea"
CKLW (Canada), October 24, 2019
Jeremy Epstein, Vice Chair of the ACM US Technology Policy Committee, appeared on Canadian radio, stating: "Internet voting is controversial among technologists the same way smoking is controversial among doctors—you may be able to find a doctor somewhere who thinks smoking is a good idea, but it's a small fraction."

"An AI Pioneer Wants His Algorithms to Understand the 'Why'"
Wired, October 8, 2019
2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Yoshua Bengio believes deep learning won’t realize its full potential, and won’t deliver a true AI revolution, until it can go beyond pattern recognition and learn more about cause and effect.

"NSF selects Margaret Martonosi to head Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate"
National Science Foundation, September 23, 2019
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected ACM Fellow Margaret Martonosi to serve as head of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

"Cranor Joins New ACM Technology Policy Council"
Carnegie Mellon University, September 20, 2019
Lorrie Cranor, the CMU FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Public Policy, has joined 11 other distinguished computer scientists on ACM’s Technology Policy Council.

"Queen’s Professor appointed to global technology policy council"
Queen’s University Belfast, August 23, 2019
Máire O’Neill, a Professor at Queen’s University Belfast, has been appointed to the newly formed global ACM Technology Policy Council.

"Simulating blood flow at the cellular level"
Primeur Magazine, August 6, 2019
2017 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award recipient Amanda Randles selected to be one of 10 researchers to get an early crack at using Aurora, US’s newest and largest supercomputer.

"Rose Helps Bring Animated Characters to Life at Blue Sky Studios"
STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine, Summer 2019
ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair Mikki Rose featured.

"Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93"
The New York Times, July 12, 2019
Fernando Corbató, who received the 1990 ACM A.M. Turing Award, died on Friday at the age of 93.

"Stephen Cook's pioneering career in computational complexity"
University of Toronto, July 5, 2019
ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Cook tackles the P vs. NP problem.

"Why Should We Care About Technology Ethics? The Updated ACM Code of Ethics"
infoQ, June 5, 2019
The 2018 rewrite of the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct has brought it up-to-date with new technologies and societal demands, says Catherine Flick, a member of the Code task force.

"Universite de Montreal Prof Wins $100K Killam Prize for AI Research"
Montreal Gazette (Canada), April 25, 2019
Canada Council names 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Yoshua Bengio one of this year’s recipients of Killam Prize for his work on artificial intelligence.

"He Helped Create AI. Now, He Worries About 'Killer Robots'"
The New York Times, March 29, 2019
Yoshua Bengio, a co-recipient of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award, is concerned about artificial intelligence being weaponized.

"Turing Award Winner Judea Pearl Believes to Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Researchers Should Teach Them Cause & Effect"
Analytics India, January 31, 2019
ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Judea Pearl argues that AI has been hampered by an incomplete understanding of what intelligence really is.

"Levchin Prize Names Winners at the 2019 Real-World Crypto Conference"
Business Wire, January 9, 2019
Mihir Bellare, recipient of ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, receives Levchin Prize.

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